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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Governor Robert Bentley will travel to Japan on an economic development mission with the goal of recruiting more jobs to Alabama and strengthening relationships with Japanese companies that already have facilities in the state.
The governor leaves for Japan on Sunday, Nov. 10 where he'll take part in a week-long series of meetings to talk about opportunities that could help grow Alabama's economy. Bentley will be joined on the trip by Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and the Department of Commerce's Asian business development expert, Hollie Pegg.
The three will meet with Japanese trade officials, biotech industry representatives, and key executives at Toyota, Honda and other companies with operations in Alabama. The team will wrap up meetings early Friday, November 15, before returning to Alabama.
"My number-one priority is bringing more jobs to Alabama, and this economic development mission will help us do just that," Governor Bentley said. "The State of Alabama enjoys a strong business relationship with several companies that are based in Japan."
There are more than 60 Japanese companies already operating in Alabama, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce. The trip will be Governor Bentley's first official visit to Japan.